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    Lesson Using Japanese in a Restaurant

    One of the first situations that you might come across to practice your Japanese might be in a restaurant when ordering food. So, here is some easy casual Japanse that you can learn and actually use in a restaurant. Most of the time that you are with friends you are probably using verbs in your...
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    Lesson Quick and simple casual Japanese lesson

    Generally, Japanese is spoken in two ways. One of which is formal while the other is casual. Although leaning the formal way might be what most people think is best, it's not often used amongst friends. As such, it can be difficult for you to understand what people around you are talking about...
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    Game Let's Play Shiritori!

    As explained in the thread on how to play shiritori, we're going to start a thread to play the game to expand your vocabulary. House rules: The word must be a noun. You can type it in hiragana, katakana, or kanji but you must also place it in romaji so that it is readable for all. The word...
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    Fun Learn Japanese by playing a game!

    Japanese words can be difficult for some to memorize. While the sentence structure is necessary to know, basic vocabulary is just as important in order to minimally understand the gist of a conversation. In Japan, there is a popular game that school-aged kids like to play—Shiritori. The rules...
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    Lesson Basic understanding of izakaya signs

    Below is the Japanese writing that you will most frequently see on izakaya (and sometimes on cafe and bar) signs around Okinawa. Helping to understand these will allow you to have a better experience while staying here. All you can drink 飲み放題 nomi houdai Nomi comes from the verb nomu (to...
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    Lesson Five formal and informal Japanese greetings

    Here are five formal and informal Japanese greetings one could use while in Okinawa when speaking with locals. Haisai – informal Native to Okinawa, this is used as a casual greeting among friends and relatives. It is mostly a friendly greeting to be given or received that can mean "hi"...